I basically use this in the color medium/dark as a bronzer. Kind of funny I know, but it's one of the only colors that looks good with my skin tone. I like it, it's kind of like any other powder I've used, nothing too fancy. It doesn't have any shimmer in it which is great. Other than that I honestly don't see anything to really rave about. It's a good product, but nothing I'd rush out to go get, but then again I've never tried it as a foundation.
I took a lippie off because I didn't find it to be anything special like I said before. The price is also pretty steep, I believe it was around $40, but so is every other product in stores like Ulta and Sephora. The packaging is great, it's sleek and looks good so no complaints there.
I loved this, but I'm allergic to it...my face is covered in 1000 tiny whiteheads, it flared up my eczema on my face and neck...and my skin was peeling all over my face (maybe it was the retinol in it?...the WORST thing to put on your skin during the day btw)
* gives good coverage...medium+
* comes in a shade pale enough for my "crypt keeper" skin tone (porcelain)
* lasts through the day
I used Pur Minerals about 10 years ago and LOVED IT so much, but I had to stop because the colour "light" was no longer pale enough for me (porcelain hadn't come to Canada yet)
I noticed "porcelain" was available now so I decided to try it....well too bad they changed the formula because now I can't use it. >>>I notice A LOT of people are complaining about the new formula. (reading reviews all over the internet)
Also... the new compact is nicer to look at, but it's VERY heavy and has no room for a puff
WHY would they mess with the one thing that made them popular in the first place?
I'm really frustrated because finding a foundation that's pale enough and gives good coverage has been hard for me...back to my search.
***I gave it a 3 because of the coverage, the shades and ease of application..IF you don't have any sensitivities it's worth a try
Love this foundation. Easy to use, and great color match. Medium tan ( new shade) blends perfectly. Reasonably priced, also. I use it as a foundation, alone, or over tinted moisturizer.
I am a huge fan of this makeup! I have oily skin that is very sensitive and I was looking for a powder foundation that would last and combat shine throughout the day. I have been wearing this makeup for about two years now and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. Thankfully, the packaging had been updated within the last year to a more expensive look as opposed to the cheap plastic it came in before hand. The packaging is very flattering, durable, and small so it is easy to throw in your purse when your on the go. This makeup does contain SPF 15 and is mineral as well so it should not irritate your skin! This powder has a buildable coverage as well and a little can go a long way. I buff this onto my entire face and will take a small wet eye shadow brush to apply on any imperfections when needed. This product has a very natural finish and absorbs the oil throughout the day to keep your skin looking fresh. The only downfall with this product is the price. I pay about $30 at my local drugstore which is a little more than I would like but considering it lasts me about 8 months, I do not mind. Overall, this makeup is great and I would recommend it to anybody who is looking for a natural powder foundation to help reduce shine.
I was looking for a powder foundation that wouldn't make my face looked all caked up, yet would give me decent coverage. I must say that do not have major skin issues. I mainly wear foundation to even out my skin tone. That being said, this foundation is perfect. It gives me beautiful coverage and looks very natural. I think the longevity is good, it lasts up pretty much all day for me. I bought it at ulta when they had a BOGO free sale so the price was great.
I would recommend this product to anyone who doesn't want to wear heavy liquid foundation and doesn't have major skin issues.
HG foundation for me. It's a great consistency for both summer and winter in Canada. It doesn't settle into any lines and buffs into the skin well. I've tried cheaper drugstore brands to give my wallet a break, but I broke out very quickly. I like the way this makes my skin look and feel, so I'll be sticking with it!
I remember liking the old formula so I thought I would give the new one a try as well. I got a small sample of this in the box set, and for a sample size was quite large. Unfortunately I found that it was hard to apply because it seemed stale or something and would not get picked up by the included Pur Minerals foundation brush or anything else I used. It did provide light coverage which was nice but I want something that would cover acne and scars better. I also found it did not stay very well and would have to be re-applied by mid-day. Did give a nice matte look and made my skin feel soft and not caked with makeup. Not completely 100% sure if this made my acne better or worse or my skin products. I prefer to use this on top to set my liquid foundation, maybe if my acne and scars clear up I would use just this everyday.
I've been using this product for 2 years and I'm still in love. I've used other mineralized products in the past and Pur minerals is the BEST! This made my skin calm down, safe from breakouts, and didn't trigger my rosacea. Keep in mind, the powder is very lightweight and sheer. It's not longwearing and i would reapply during lunch but i'm okay with that as it's still the best compared to other products. I use this with a powder puff instead of the expensive chisel brush, and I have no problem blending. The only cons for me is the packaging, thank you product design team for making my beauty bag heavier than before! I loved the old packaging with the little compartment for a powder puff, new packaging is not very impressive. Nonetheless, i repurchased this product...took out the powder tin and transfered it to my old pur minerals packaging :)
I tried this foundation, and it was my first non mass makeup foundation. I had been using Cover Girl or Maybelline for years and I wanted to treat myself. Now that I have used the entire compact, I have to say that it is just ok. I started out loving the product because I could do my foundation quickly, but as I went through the product I began to get frustrated with it. No matter how often I cleaned my Pur Minerals brush (the worst, sheds so badly), oil from my face would end up on the compact and I would have to scratch off a layer of caked foundation before I could pick up any of the powder on my brush. I have always used liquid foundations, so I'm not sure if this is something that happens with all compact powder foundations. It's just an ok foundation that doesn't justify the price.
This does not work as a foundation for me. Even on my oily T-zone it looks dry & powdery & fake. Tried with & without primer. At the end of the day, I can see very tiny little white specks all over my cheeks. Most of the make up melts away, leaving whatever mineral those white specks are. Ick. I suspect that mineral is also why this foundation makes my skin feel a prickly sensation. However, I can use it lightly as a setting powder over another product, so that's how I'm using it up.